>The month of November is World Diabetes Month.
14 November 2018 is World Diabetes Day.
The Theme for World Diabetes Day 2018-19 is The Family and Diabetes
-Diabetes Concerns Every Family
It is interesting to note that diabetes affects people in Urban and Rural settings differently worldwide, with 64% 0f cases in urban areas and 36% in rural; almost a difference of half.
Please share if you are aware of any research indicating as to why the difference.>
Reported Facts about Diabetes
Over 425 million people are currently living with diabetes.( 1 in 11+ of the world” adult population. 46% OF THE PEOPLE WITH DIABETES ARE UNDIAGNOSED.
1 in 2 people currently living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
Less than 1 in 4 family members have access to diabetes education programs.
Diabetes is on the increase, especially among the youth.
Diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to over 425 million in 2018
Diabetes has been rising more rapidly in middle and low-income countries.
In 2515, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes.
Approximately 1.25 American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.(How did they arrive at the undiagnosed figures?)
The percentage of Americans age 65 and over is 25.2 %, or 12,0 million.
New Cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.
Prediabetes: In 2015,84.1 million Americans age 18 and over had prediabetes.
Deaths: Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the USA, with 79,535 death
Certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 2522,806 death certificates listing it as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
DIABETES in YOUTH
About 193,000 Americans under the age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes,
In 2011-2012, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 17,900 with type 1, 5,300 with type 2.
Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity.
The following statistics are very interesting, has any research been conducted on why the Chinese have by far the lowest incidence of diabetes and American Indian/Alaskan Natives the highest.
Diabetes in adults by race/ethnic background.
7.4% of non-Hispanic whites
8,8% of Asians Americans
12.1% of Hispanics
12.7% of non-Hispanic blacks
15.1% of American Indians/Alaskan Natives
Breakdown among Asian Americans
4.3 for Chinese
8.9 for Filipinos
11.2% for Asian Indians
8.5% for Asian Americans.
Breakdown among Hispanic adults:
8.5% for Central and South Americans
9.0% for Cubans
12% for Puerto Ricans.
13.8% for Mexican Americans
Cost of Diabetes (2017)
$327 billion: Total cost of diagnosed diabetes.
$237 billion for direct costs
$90 billion in reduced productivity.
It is estimated that more than one in17 people in the UK has diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled in the last 20 years
There are over 3.7 million people diagnosed with diabetes; an increase of 1.9 million since early 1998. If you take into account the number of undiagnosed cases, the figure could be over 4 million.( over 6%; )
The number of people living with diabetes is likely to reach 5 million by 2025.
It is estimated that there are 549,000 people living with diabetes who are yet to be diagnosed.
Northern Ireland: 84,836
Ethnic Groups at risk for Diabetes
People of different racial and ethnic groups are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. They are African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans.( diabetes.org)
Diabetes in Africa
An estimated 15.5 million adults aged 20-79 years were living with diabetes in the IDF Africa region in 2017. 53% live in urban areas.
The highest prevalence of diabetes in the region is found n adults aged 55 to 64.
The region has the highest proportion of undiagnosed diabetes, with 0ver 62.2% of adults currently living with diabetes unaware of their condition.
Diabetes in the Caribbean
In 1995 the global prevalence of diabetes mellitus in adults was estimated at 8.3%; the rate in the Caribbean was more than doubled at 9% and growing. Diabetes was also responsible for 13.8% of all deaths among adults in the region.
Diabetes in Europe
Diabetes is among the leading causes of death in the IDF Europe region, and the prevalence continues to increase, resulting enormous healthcare costs.
The number of people living with the disease in 2013 was an estimated 56 million, with an overall estimated prevalence of 8.5%.
There are marked differences from country to country in the 56 different countries; for example Moldova has a prevalence of 2.4% compared to 14.9% for Turkey.
Countries with high diabetes prevalence
China: 109 million
India: 69 million
USA: 29 million
Brazil 14 million
Russian Federation: 12 million
Countries with the highest proportion of population living with diabetes
Tokelau: 29.7% (A remote group of atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand.; a 24-hour boat trip from Samoa)
Mauritius: 24.3% (An Indian Ocean island nation, known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs)
Cook Islands: 21.1% (A nation in the South Pacific, with political links to New Zealand; its 15 islands are scattered over a vast area)
Marshall Islands: 21.1% (Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic Islands and coral atolls in the central pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines)
Diabetes among children across the globe is on the increase, especially type 2 diabetes; this can have a huge effect the quality of life for the next generations, and the world, with higher healthcare costs, higher taxes and decrease productivity.
The scientific material is available, why are Governments reluctant to do the obvious, Tax those who are likely to be responsible for the rising costs in Healthcare, and introduce Health Educate in all Schools, Colleges, and Universities at all levels.
“Not all will fall on death ears”
Please don’t hesitate to make your contribution.
TEST FOR COGNITIVE FUNCTION/ BRAIN EXERCISE
Exercise Daily and Eat Healthy Foods.-Avocados
Create a family Ebook with a list of plant based health foods and their Health Benefits; start with the list posted on this website.
After the passing of hurricane Irma I had the pleasure of spending a substantial amount of time with two primary school students.
I was fortunate to engage them with my exercises, both numbers and word games; I learnt a hell of a lot.
I learnt that I had to make the word games less challenging in order to guard off frustration; and the numbers exercises were fun and enjoyable so much so that one of the students told her mom that she was beginning to enjoy math.
This particular word game is less challenging. Enjoy.
I C K Q S I E U S M K
There are 11 letters posted.
The letters represent a three-word sentence.
There are two challenges to the exercise.
1. How many words can you create from the 11 letters?
This will help you to identify the sentence and enhance your spelling and vocabulary.
2. Identify the three-word sentence.
You must use all the letters in the grid.
If you are having difficulty with this exercise,please feel free to email me for help.
One useful strategy is when you think one of your words is correct, eliminate those letters and the exercise gets easier as you progress- when you get one word right, finding the other two becomes easy using -The Process of Elimination.
WORD GAME ONLY
“( C )” 2017 Courtney Devonish
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